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Head-on collisions can be devastating and have the potential to result in extremely serious and catastrophic injuries. In the Philadelphia area, no one understands this more than four nuns who were recently injured in a head-on car crash in Delaware County. The accident occurred on December 10. The nuns sustained serious injuries, including concussions and some broken bones.
The holidays are supposed to be a safe and fun time to travel and celebrate with family and friends. Unfortunately, however, the number of drunk driving motor vehicle collisions increases significantly over the Christmas and New Year’s holidays. According to statistics provided by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), over the past 5 years, on average, ...
Cars now come equipped with antilock braking systems (ABS), which are a safety mechanism intended to help you navigate the road more safely, and that’s great. When these highly intricate safety systems fail, however, they can lead to serious car accidents that cause serious damage. It’s a good idea to acquaint yourself with your car’s ABS and other safety systems so that you ...
Traditional drivers of motor vehicles are protected by two tons of steel, seat belts, airbags, and a motor vehicle tested and designed to absorb the force of an impact. It’s not difficult to understand, therefore, why a motorcyclist would be at a greater risk of injury after an accident when compared to the driver of a car.
Trucks are the massive machines with which we share our roads, and as such, they pose a serious threat when it comes to traffic accidents. One of the most elemental safety factors of any vehicle is its braking system, and this is even truer of the commercial trucks that travel our national highways. In response to this critical safety issue, a recent safety event took a closer look.
You’ve purchased a new vehicle, but hey, you’ve been driving for a while now, there can’t be anything too new under the sun. Right? No, that’s probably wrong. Car companies are starting to equip their late-model vehicles with plenty of new-fangled safety features that can significantly increase your driving safety—especially if you know how to use them.
More drivers on the roads during Christmas and New Year’s means more motor vehicle accidents. When drivers operate their vehicles in a careless, reckless, or distracted manner – or while under the influence of drugs or alcohol – they jeopardize the safety of everyone else on the road at that time. Drunk driving during the holidays is especially dangerous.
What are CMV conspicuity requirements, you ask. Let’s break that question down a little bit. A CMV is a commercial motor vehicle and conspicuity requirements refer to federal requirements that CMVs incorporate retroreflective treatments or reflex reflectors, such as reflective tape. That’s better.
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